Departmental Fellowships

Departmental Fellowships are usually open to students from a particular discipline and the funding decisions are made at the departmental faculty level. Therefore, the submission deadlines, notification dates, and award packages vary by department and fellowship. Students should direct their questions about Departmental Fellowships to their faculty mentors in the relevant department who can provide information about the various opportunities and the application procedures.

Fellowship Award Details Summer Academic Year
OPEN TO ALL DISCIPLINES:
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Qualified students who have demonstrated the appropriate intellectual drive for higher education are provided access to a supportive academic environment, faculty mentoring, rigorous structured programming, and research opportunities. Active participation in two summer research training programs, GRE workshops, and guidance with the graduate application process in a Mellon designated field. MMUF offers academic year and summer stipends with the expectation that beneficiaries will work toward acquiring terminal or doctoral degrees in a Mellon designated field.         √         √
BIOLOGY:
Bowdoin College Fellowships in the Life Sciences $400/week for  8, 9 or 10 weeks of full time research in the life sciences; subsidized college housing; funding to cover research supplies.  Students working on biological problem in the physical sciences and mathematics are also eligible.         √  
Bowdoin Scientific Station Fellowship $2,200 for 8 weeks, room and board provided at Kent Island, travel also provided.         √  
INBRE Summer Fellowships $400/week for 8 to 10 weeks of full time research; funding for research supplies; housing subsidy; funding for research supplies.         √  
CHEMISTRY:
James Stacy Coles Summer Research Fellowships $400/week for 8 to 10 weeks of full time research; housing subsidy; funding for research supplies.         √  
Littlefield $400/week for 8 to 10 weeks of full time research; housing subsidy; funding for research supplies.         √  
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES:
Cooke Research Fellowship $400/week for 8 to 10 weeks of full time research; housing subsidy; funding for research supplies.         √         √
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:
Gibbons Summer Research Program $3,200 stipend for 8 weeks during the summer to fund projects that use technology to explore interdisciplinary areas.          √  
HISTORY:
Nyhus Travel Grants For travel, lodging, and primary research-related expenses. $2,000 grants available during Summer or Winter break. $500 grants available during Summer, Winter, and Spring break. Mini grants up to $250 available on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.         √         √
Golz Fellowship Provides up to $3,000 to support research opportunities and internships for History majors and minors during the summer months.         √       
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES:
Latin American Studies Research Awards Maximum award of $3,000 (travel, room and board, research expenses). The on-site research can be conducted during the summer months, between semesters, or to extend study away experiences. The grant is open to all disciplines.         √         √
NEUROSCIENCE:
Lowy Neuroscience Fellowship $400/week for 8, 9 or 10 weeks of full time neuroscience research;  subsidized college housing; funds to cover research supplies.         √  
Paller Neuroscience Research Fellowship $400/week for 8 to 10 weeks of full time research; housing subsidy; funding for research supplies.         √  
SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY:
Riley Research Award Provides up to $3,200 (travel, room and board, field school fees, and research expenses) for 6-8 week research projects conducted on or off-campus over the summer. The award is open only to declared majors.          
Sociology/Anthropology Enrichment Grants Provide up to $500 to assist with cost of conducting research during the academic year (including winter and spring breaks). Grants can be awarded to any student enrolled in departmental courses, but preference will be given to declared majors and minors.             
VISUAL ARTS:
Kaempfer Summer Art Grant Provides financial assistance for summer student projects within the Visual Arts Department at Bowdoin College. The grant consists of a maximum of $1,000 to allay expenses, such as supplies and travel, associated with the project. The funds will not be used to provide a stipend.         √
McKee Photography Grant Annually supports one student photography project during the summer months and a public lecture and exhibition of the project upon completion in the fall. The grant consists of up to $1,000 to allay expenses, such as supplies and travel, associated with the project.         √